All Souls to plant church on E. Newnan Road

by Sarah Fay Campbell

All Souls Church of God in Christ now has approval for its new church – in an area where the neighbors are not opposed.

On Tuesday, the Coweta County Board of Commissioners voted 4-0 to grant a conditional use permit to allow the church to operate on East Newnan Road, at the former headquarters of the Coweta County Water and Sewerage Authority.

The church currently has a permit – gained only after a multi-year legal battle – for property the congregation owns on Buddy West Road.

The commissioners originally voted to deny that permit in 2010. The church sued in federal court in 2011, and as part of a settlement, a permit was issued last summer.

Neighbors in the area were strongly opposed to the church both in 2010 and last summer, and Pastor Curtis Connally said that “considering the fact that the people really did not want us in the area, we thought it might be best to look for something different.”

Now that they have approval for their church on East Newnan Road, the congregation hopes to sell its five acres on Buddy West Road.

All Souls currently meets in a storefront on U.S. 29 North.

Connally said that the new location, with three existing buildings, is "really conducive to what we want and we can have the peace of mind that we are in an area where we don’t think we’ll get any objections."



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